Training Planning and Performance Manager

Fire and Emergency New Zealand

Training Planning and Performance Manager

We are seeking applications for a 18 month fixed term role of Training Planning and Performance Manager as part of the Training team at our National Headquarters in Wellington.

Fire and Emergency New Zealand is a Crown Entity established on 1 July 2017 under the Fire and Emergency New Zealand Act 2017. The role of our new organisation is to reduce unwanted fires, respond to structural and vegetation fires and other emergencies including motor vehicle crashes, medical emergencies, hazardous substance related incidents, natural disasters and support increased community resilience.

Our new, unified organisation provides a fire and emergency service that delivers for communities, and the firefighters who serve them, now and in the future.

The Training Planning and Performance Manager is responsible for leading the development of strategic training business plans ensuring alignment to key organisational outcomes. They are also responsible for leading the development and embedding of a comprehensive suite of performance metrics across all aspects of learning and development activity and performance. A key requirement of our performance metrics is to provide valuable information to support changes in strategy and or drive performance improvement an overall success.

The purpose of this position is to:

  • Lead, manage and facilitate the development and execution of Training business plans to meet the learning and development needs of the organisation
  • Maintain a strategic overview of the Training function in order to identify and drive function, cross function or organisational effectiveness and efficiency improvements
  • Ensure appropriate frameworks, policy and process within learning and development will drive organisational alignment and consistency with procedures and standards
  • Lead project teams and managing project resources from problem identification through to development of options and the delivery of clear and balanced advice to the Training Leadership Team
  • Proactively identifying areas to improve efficiency and effectiveness within and across the Training functions
  • Driving change initiatives to improve performance across Training using a relationship approach that results in the effective provision of services
  • Ensure that adequate learning and development metrics are available to the organisation and are utilised to support learners, and their managers, in their local environments

To be successful in this role you will need:

  • Senior business management experience with proven people management and leadership capability
  • Extensive experience in business planning in complex environments, preferably with a focus in learning and development and or Training Systems
  • Demonstrated ability to critically analyse complex information and make effective decisions
  • Sound understanding of data, data ownership, datasets and automation
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • High attention to detail
  • Ability to travel 

The remuneration range for this position is $108,038 - $127,104.  Benefits include matched KiwiSaver employer contributions of up to 6%, life and income protection insurance for KiwiSaver contributors, and unlimited fair use sick leave policy. 

We also welcome applications from those who would like to be considered for this role on a secondment basis. 

So if you’re looking for chance to put your diverse skill set to use in an organisation dedicated to helping our communities, then we’ll provide you with a unique opportunity to utilise your knowledge within a supportive team.

How to apply

For more information about this role please download a position description or email Lawrence Arps at Lawrence.Arps@fireandemergency.nz

If this fixed term role sounds like you, please apply now by following the link below. Please ensure you include your CV and cover letter detailing your relevant experience.

Applications close:  5pm, Monday 28 January 2019